Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever .
they do, from baseball or football to something like being President.
If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the .
Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a .
certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall .
of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh .
President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. I'll go over his .
presidency, focusing on both the highs and the lows of his two terms .
in office, from 1829-1837. The issues that I'll focus on are states' .
rights, nullification, the tariff, the spoils system, Indian removal .
and banking policies; these controversies brought forth strong rivalry .
over his years of president. He was known for his iron will and fiery .
personality, and strong use of the powers of his office that made his .
years of presidency to be known as the "Age of Jackson.".
Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in a settlement on .
the border of North and South Carolina. He was orphaned at age 14. .
After studying law and becoming a member of the Bar in North Carolina .
later he moved to Nashville Tennessee. Their he became a member of a .
powerful political faction led by William Blount. He was married in .
1791 to Rachel Donelson Robards, and later remarried to him due to a .
legal mistake in her prior divorce in 1794. .
Jackson served as delegate to Tenn. in the 1796 Constitutional .
convention and a congressman for a year (from 1796-97). He was elected .
senator in 1797, but financial problems forced him to resign and .
return to Tennessee in less than a year. Later he served as a .
Tennessee superior court judge for six years starting in 1798. In 1804 .
he retired from the bench and moved to Nashville and devoted time to .
business ventures and his plantation. At this time his political .
career looked over. .
In 1814 Jackson was a Major General in the Tennessee Militia, .